About CUSP Center for Urban Science and Progress CUSP c0b61a6a-1e10-45d7-a95c-656ce8dc0f93 The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is a unique public-private research center that uses New York City as its laboratory and classroom to help cities around the world become more productive, livable, equitable, and resilient. CUSP observes, analyzes, and models cities to optimize outcomes, prototype new solutions, formalize new tools and processes, and develop new expertise/experts. These activities will make CUSP the world's leading authority in the emerging field of "Urban Informatics." New York City New York University CUSP was created by New York University, NYU‑Poly, a consortium of world-class universities, and prominent international tech companies as a response to a challenge put forth by New York City to create an applied science campus that will make the city a world capital of science and technology, and dramatically grow its economy. NYU‑Poly CUSP will become the world's leading authority in the emerging field of urban informatics -- the collection, integration, and analysis of data to understand and improve urban systems and quality of life. 56367147-acce-46de-857e-6ea6e69bf4bd To help cities around the world become more productive, livable, equitable, and resilient. e0831ff0-e72e-4b21-a459-510cefd3c1f6 Productivity Livability Equitability Resiliency Quality of Life Improve the lives of citizens around the globe 50753cec-0057-44b4-b332-5e53f530d764 The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) aims to unite two extraordinarily profound developments in human history in order to improve the lives of citizens around the globe: * The Digital Revolution -- 90 percent of the world's data has been created in the last two years alone. * Global Urbanization -- For the first time in history, more than half the world's population lives in urban areas. Laboratory & Classroom Instrument New York City and use existing data from a network of agencies to transform the city into a living laboratory and classroom. 033e2670-c1b2-4dec-8434-ec88b385ef87 1 CUSP will instrument New York City and use existing data from a network of agencies to transform the city into a living laboratory and classroom. dfb33eae-3bff-4c62-9710-b3beb825bab4 Productivity, Livability, Equitability & Resiliency Help cities around the world become more productive, more livable, more equitable, and more resilient. 82789edf-1ba3-477b-bb66-ec7868f34942 2 It will make sense of the vast amount of data it collects to help cities around the world become more productive, more livable, more equitable, and more resilient. cb0270f4-c3f0-4bc9-a5c5-59ff17acbedf 2013-11-30 http://cusp.nyu.edu/about/ Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.